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What makes a winner on charity governance?

on 10 December 2019 , 4 minute read

We sat down and spoke impact assessment and great governance with Turn2us Chief Executive and Charity Governance Awards judge Thomas Lawson. Here's why a finely tuned balance between boards and charities is the key to success.

Auditing the impact practice of ‘sustainable’ investments

on 6 December 2019 , 3 minute read

More than a quarter of the assets run by US fund managers are deemed as ‘sustainable’. How is 'sustainable' defined and who is keeping an eye on the credentials and the impact practice of these funds?

A magical thing called ‘impact measurement’

on 4 December 2019 , 5 minute read

Here Rachel Tait, Programme Manager for the Inspiring Impact programme discusses how the programme is helping more charities figure out what impact measurement right for them and they can embed it in their day to day activities.

For Business, purpose is hot: But will it lead anywhere? 

on 28 November 2019

NPC Consultant Thomas Abrams explores whether recent trends toward 'purpose driven' or 'ethical' businesses are having the impact they could.

Tris Lumley

Digital transformation & the social sector

on 27 November 2019

Does the social sector need its own digital revolution? A speech originally delivered by Tris Lumley at the 4th MSF-CSC Conference in Singapore on the fourth of November 2019. 

The conspicuous absence of the social sector (in this election’s manifestos)

on 25 November 2019

Charities and funders seem to be missing from all the parties' manifestos in the 2019 general election, but they will be a vital partner for any future government. NPC Head of Policy Leah Davis introduces our manifesto, which explores the openness required for the future relationship to have impact.

The long view on the state of the sector

By Iona Joy
on 19 November 2019

One of the most exciting things about State of the Sector 2020, is its potential to compare its findings with our original research conducted in 2017 to see what's changed. Iona Joy sadly left us this year but before she did she shared the changes she's seen in the state of the sector.

What role can the social sector play in tackling the homelessness crisis?

on 14 November 2019 , 5 minute read

What can the social sector do to help tackle the homelessness crisis?

Polarisation: Why Brexit and a hung Parliament need a different campaigning style

on 7 November 2019

Richard Darlington shares what has been having an impact in the world of social sector policy influencing, despite the current challenging context.

Shared measurement: Not a magic bullet…yet

on 5 November 2019

The way we measure is almost as important as what we measure. Here Shubh Sharma, NPC Consultant sets out the ways measuring collaboratively can improve our work and break down power dynamics.

State of the Sector 2020

on 31 October 2019

State of the sector, our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders is returning for 2020. Theo Clay, lead researcher on the project sets out what's changed, what's stayed the same, and what we hope to achieve.

Tris Lumley

Putting the humans first in tech for good

on 24 October 2019

What do charities and technology have in common? In many cases they're each about search & discovery, signposting & helping. But they do it with different goals. Tris Lumley, NPC Director of Innovation and Development shares his thinking on their respective roles and how they could help each other.

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